Bill Status of HB0169  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Daniel Didech - Carol Ammons, Jonathan Carroll, Rita Mayfield, Chris Bos, Thomas Morrison and Dan Ugaste

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Ram Villivalam - Jacqueline Y. Collins)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/19/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0406

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
105 ILCS 5/26-1from Ch. 122, par. 26-1
105 ILCS 5/26-2bfrom Ch. 122, par. 26-2b

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Compulsory Attendance of Pupils Article of the School Code. Provides that a child may be absent from a public school because of religious reasons, including the observance of a religious holiday or participation in religious instruction. Removes the provision that requires a school board to prescribe rules relative to absences for religious holidays, including a list of religious holidays on which it shall be mandatory to excuse a child's absence. Provides instead that a district superintendent shall develop and distribute to schools appropriate procedures with regard to an absence. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Daniel Didech
  1/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
  3/3/2021HouseDo Pass / Consent Calendar Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee; 023-000-000
  3/4/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/5/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
  4/13/2021HouseSecond Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/13/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/13/2021HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Consent Calendar
  4/14/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Morrison
  4/16/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  4/16/2021HouseThird Reading - Consent Calendar - Passed 108-000-000
  4/19/2021SenateArrive in Senate
  4/19/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/19/2021SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  4/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  4/28/2021SenateAssigned to Education
  5/5/2021SenatePostponed - Education
  5/12/2021SenateDo Pass Education; 011-000-000
  5/12/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2021
  5/12/2021SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  5/13/2021SenateSecond Reading
  5/13/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 14, 2021
  5/24/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** May 25, 2021
  5/27/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/27/2021HousePassed Both Houses
  6/23/2021HouseSent to the Governor
  8/19/2021HouseGovernor Approved
  8/19/2021HouseEffective Date August 19, 2021
  8/19/2021HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0406